Flat Bench vs. Incline Bench
- 10-08-2010, 02:42 PM
That is weird.. i think a lot has to do with the restriction of the shoulder complex when using the barbell. The hands stay at a fixed distance, which i feel is just not a natural/optimal kinesthetic motion. As far as not being able to do flat db's, you got me. Probably a variation of structural factors that are specific to you. Ive learned that it always dependsSuffer now.. and live like a champion later.
- 10-16-2010, 07:09 AM
- 10-16-2010, 08:57 AM
Do what your body is designed to do....if pushing straight out feels better-er than pushing downward a bit, then do flat instead of decline. If pushing upwards is best, do inclines.
Dips and decline *should* feel the most natural as far as using your chest to push your arms out straight.True story:
I give a f**K!!
10-16-2010, 12:14 PM
In terms of generating more size, that depends on a persons genetics and the exercises are completely different.
As flat bench focuses more on your lower pecs and triceps, incline would hit more upper chest with shoulders AND triceps.
So in terms of all around mass, id day incline bench. But for chest mass, thats a persons genes.
10-17-2010, 03:33 PM
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